Posted by: bree1972 | December 28, 2010

Back at the Ri’vah! 12/29/2010

Hello everyone!

We arrived back at the ri’vah this afternoon around 2 p.m.  After traveling almost 1,700 miles in the last 10 days and spending a joyous holiday with kids and grandkids in Arkansas and Atlanta, we pulled into our driveway and unloaded a truck filled with Christmas gifts, luggage, and dogs. 

It’s been a wonderful holiday, and I hope yours was everything you wanted it to be.  I have so much to tell you about in the coming days, but I’m going to beg off a little longer while we settle in to home one more time.  I have my sleep study on Thursday night in Albany, then New Year’s weekend will be upon us.  My plan now is to start this blog up again on Monday, January 3.  From that point on until we return to Mackinac Island in May, I should be able to write 2-3 times a week again.

Here’s a little peek at what’s to come next week:

Lake Windsor, just outside of Bentonville, Arkansas. We went hiking in this area with Julie, Matt, Jordan, Matthew, and the pups. A beautiful spot with waterfalls, caves and ICICLES! More to come . . .


A Beluga Whale swims toward the surface at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. We spent the last two nights of our trip with Jason, Blair and Blake, and on Monday afternoon we drove into downtown Atlanta to take in this awesome attraction. More to come on that too . . .

I’m off to hunker down for the evening layered in Cuddl Duds and flannel pj’s.  We kept wondering why the house wasn’t getting any warmer after we’d been home for a few hours, only to discover that the central heat was out.  I’m probably going to wish I had an electric blanket before the night is over!!

See ya’ll back here on Monday morning.  Have a fun and SAFE New Year’s Eve!

Personal Note:  In the header are Jordan and Matthew, the two most beautiful, perfect grandchildren in the world.



  1. Did Jason, Blair and Blake get any snow?

  2. Glad to know you are safe and soung back at the Ri’vah. Will be waiting to hear all your have to tell us next week. Hope the heat starts working soon.

  3. awww…it all sounds wonderful! Good luck with the sleep study. I had two…I think you’ll find it interesting.

  4. Happy to hear you are back safe and sound, sorry about that heat, other then that it sounds like you had a wonderful time! Can’t wait to hear more about it. Aren’t grandkids just the best! I’m going to be a grandmother for the second time towards the end of May and YES, they are perfect! 🙂

  5. So glad you and all are safely home. I’m looking forward to reading about the trip and seeing some of the pictures. Good luck with the sleep study I hope they get to the bottom of the problem.

  6. Glad you got back safe. Sorry about the heat problem. Looking forward to the future posts! Hope Bear and Maddie are doing well.


  7. Glad you all arrived home safe and sound. Eagerly awaiting next week’s posts! Happy New Year to you, Ted, and the puppies. My goal this year is to stay awake til midnight…hasn’t happened in a few years.

    • LOL, Annie – neither have we!

  8. Hi Bree! It sure sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! I am so glad for you! your pictures look very beautiful! Can you believe it is suspose to be 45* in the “thumb” on Friday? Definately not December weather! But it will then rain and probably turn to freezing rain by Monday. Yuck! Have a beautiful day Bree!

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